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When should a nasal fracture be treated?

The outer portion of the nasal structure consists of a bony pyramid-type projection in the upper part, and cartilaginous projection in the lower part including the tip. The lower half of the nose is therefore more flexible and can sustain minor blows without any significant deformity. The upper portion of the nose, consistent of the […]


What is a Concha Bullosa?

Before, we dig into what a concha bullosa is; let’s talk about normal anatomy of the nasal passages. When looking into the nasal passages, the structure and the midline is called septum. This typically should be more or less a straight bony and cartilaginous structure that is covered by membrane. On the side wall of […]


What is Coblation of the inferior turbinates?

The inferior turbinates are structures located on the sidewall of the nasal passages. We have three sets of them: the superior, the middle, and the inferior turbinates. The largest one of them all is the inferior turbinate, which is critical in the overall function of the nose. It is also the one that may pose […]


What is a Thyroid Goiter?

A thyroid goiter refers to an enlarged thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a hormone gland, which is situated in the lower part of the neck. Similar to the shape of a butterfly or a bowtie, it has a left and a right side connected with a smaller central area. Generally, it should not be […]


Go Get a Humidifier!

With the coming winter months, the colder weather as well as dry heating elements in our houses and apartments cause a great deal of dryness. The victim in this is usually our nasal passages, who have the task of humidifying the air before we breathe it all the way into our lungs. Our nasal passages […]


What is a Vallecular Cyst?

  Vallecular cyst is the name of specific type of cystic fullness in the area between the very back of the tongue (base of tongue), and the epiglottis. This area of the body is the empty space that is called the vallecula. Typically, there is quite a bit of lymphoid tissue in this location, similar […]


How do you treat nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are extra fleshy growths inside the nasal passages. They usually arise as a result of allergic reactions or other sensitivities within the nasal passages. Typically, the nasal membranes swell up, and at some point they form extra fleshy component which are called polyps. They are usually are anchored within the nasal passages or […]


What exactly is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

Video of Ballon Sinuplasty Schematic Many patients have questions about the new method of dealing with chronic sinus procedure involving balloon sinuplasty. This method has been around for the past few years, and is designed to provide relief from chronic sinus issues for patient without the need for more traditional ways of endoscopic sinus surgery. In […]


How do I know if I have sleep apnea?

Many people come to see me for various different types of sleep disorder. The most obvious problem to them is snoring. You do not really have to have a medical degree to diagnose somebody with snoring. Often time people are being told by their friends or their bed partners that they make an excessive amount […]


Two secrets to successful weight loss

Some patients with obesity, especially those who see me for sleep apnea issues, are looking for ways to improve the management of their weight. Many patients have tried various different diets, but have not been able to either lower the weight satisfactorily, or to keep the weight down at that point. I would like to […]


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